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Ubuntu Phone gets ported to Xperia Z1, OnePlus One, more coming

Ubuntu Phone gets ported to Xperia Z1, OnePlus One, more coming

Canonical and its Linux-based Ubuntu OS have recently received some attention via the announcement of the rather intriguing bq Aquaris M10 tablet. And it seems that the open source company isn't immune to the call of MWC 2016. Just in time for the start of the mobile madness, Ubuntu reveals that two community efforts have brought the "converged" mobile experience to rather older smartphones, the Sony Xperia Z1 and OnePlus One. Unofficially, however, there might be even more in the works that could be revealed at MWC this week.

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Sony Xperia Z1 Compact arrives in US

Sony Xperia Z1 Compact arrives in US

Sony's Xperia Z1 Compact has finally arrived in the United States, bringing with it a $549.99 USD price tag and a trio of color options. In addition to our hands-on from earlier this year, we've got all the details after the jump.

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Xperia Z1S hits T-Mobile through Sony Mobile and in-store

Xperia Z1S hits T-Mobile through Sony Mobile and in-store

The folks at T-Mobile and Sony are proving they're willing to go the extra mile when it comes to the release of the Xperia Z1S this week. In the release - which begins today - both T-Mobile USA and Sony will be making this unique model available both online and in-stores. While the device has been made available in a more general sense from Sony before, this T-Mobile edition has just appeared available today.

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T-Mobile Sony Xperia Z1S Review

T-Mobile Sony Xperia Z1S Review

To say that Sony is participating in the current “if it isn’t broke, don’t fix it” trend would be an understatement if you’ve been keeping track of their hero Xperia smartphone lineup. In the Xperia Z1S, we’ve got essentially the same build as in the internationally-aimed Xperia Z1, here coming to T-Mobile with the carrier’s Uncarrier plans attached, and just as much power as the original. In other words - if you liked the Xperia Z and were looking forward to the just that-much-better Xperia Z1 “Honami”, this is your winning ticket.

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Sony D6503 leaked photos point to a familiar Xperia Z1 design

Sony D6503 leaked photos point to a familiar Xperia Z1 design

Sony has just announced at CES 2014 the Xperia Z1S and Xperia Z1 Compact, both based on the company's flagship smartphone. Now it seems that a new model, currently called the Sony D6503, is on the way and also bears some resemblance to the Xperia Z1, with a few minor alterations.

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Sony Xperia Z1 Compact hands-on

Sony Xperia Z1 Compact hands-on

In the announcement of the Sony Xperia Z1 Compact, the company made a rather pointed suggestion - our best doesn't have to be our biggest. Working specifications that closely match those of the Sony Xperia Z1, this miniature device works with high-end processing power and a 20+ megapixel camera. Right next to the Xperia Z1, the Xperia Z1 Compact also looks like it's working with a display that's just as brilliant - as you'll see below.

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Sony Xperia Z1 Compact crams flagship features into a more manageable size

Sony Xperia Z1 Compact crams flagship features into a more manageable size

The Sony Xperia Z1 is one spectacular smartphone, no doubt about that. However, it's 5-inch size might be too much to handle for some. Now those who prefer a more handy version now have a way out as Sony has just unveiled the Xperia Z1 Compact at CES 2014.

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Sony Xperia KitKat schedule updated

Sony Xperia KitKat schedule updated

There's a collection of Android 4.4 KitKat software updates coming to the likes of Sony Xperia devices soon, with Sony suggesting which will get what where this afternoon. Sony's upgrade schedule includes both updates to Android 4.3 Jelly Bean as well as Android 4.4 KitKat, so you'll want to pay close attention to which device you've got and how far it'll go on the Android software train soon.

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Sony Xperia Z1 and Ultra USA editions appear off-contract

Sony Xperia Z1 and Ultra USA editions appear off-contract

This week the folks at Sony have made clear their intent to bring both the massive Xperia Z Ultra and the next-generation Xperia Z1 to the United States. Both of these devices work with high-powered processors and Full HD displays, while neither of them have been guaranteed for carrier subsidies. Both devices will be available unlocked and off-contract in the USA starting immediately.

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Sony Xperia Z1 hands-on

Sony Xperia Z1 hands-on

Sony's Xperia range of Android phones has been on a roll of late, with the Xperia Z proving a sleeper hit to rival the Galaxy S 4, and the Zperia Z Ultra putting the company's big screen display expertise to work. Now there's the Sony Xperia Z1, still waterproof but with a sleek metal casing rather than the polycarbonate of its predecessors, and featuring a super-speedy 2.2GHz quadcore processor and whopping 20.7-megapixel camera. Fresh to IFA 2013 today, we spent some playtime with the Z1 Ultra to see if it's likely to be another hit.

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